Tag: striker

14 April 2024 0

Ollie Watkins: Aston Villa striker should win player of the season, says team-mate Emi Martinez

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Emery proud of ‘competitive’ Villa players

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez believes team-mate Ollie Watkins should win Premier League player of the season.

Watkins is just one goal behind Manchester City’s Erling Haaland in the race for the golden boot.

“He should be a really, really good contender,” Martinez told Sky Sports.

Watkins has led the charge for Unai Emery’s side, who are now fourth with five matches left –

13 April 2024 0

Ryan Hardie: Plymouth Argyle striker backed to end scoring drought

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Plymouth Argyle striker Ryan Hardie
Ryan Hardie’s last goal came in the 2-0 win at Middlesbrough on 24 February

Plymouth Argyle striker Ryan Hardie has been backed to end his goal drought.

The 27-year-old Scot has not found the net in eight games as Argyle’s form in the Championship has stuttered.

He has 13 goals this season but is on his longest barren run since a goalless final 12 games of last season.

“Like most

12 April 2024 0

Erik ten Hag: Man Utd manager wants new striker in summer transfer window

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag gives striker Rasmus Hojlund instructions on the touchline
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag signed striker Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for £72m in August 2023

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to sign a striker in the summer transfer window.

The Dutchman felt his goalscoring options for this season “should have been enough”.

But with seven games to play in the Premier League, United have just 45 goals, the fewest of the top 10 teams.

Asked at

8 April 2024 0

Gabriel Jesus: Arsenal and Brazil striker does not remember playing ‘without pain’

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Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus battling for the ball
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus (centre) has won 64 caps for Brazil

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus says he is unable to remember playing football “without pain”.

Jesus, 27, had knee surgery after sustaining an injury that ruled him out Brazil’s World Cup campaign in December 2022 – missing 99 days of action.

The forward, who has made 15 Premier League starts for the Gunners this season, has suffered three further knee

7 April 2024 0

Burglars target Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak’s home

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A car has been reportedly stolen from a Premier League footballer’s home after burglars broke in.

The Sun newspaper said, external Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak’s home in Darras Hall, Northumberland, was broken into on Thursday.

Northumbria Police said officers were called to a burglary on the estate at about 22:05 BST.

It said the break-in was “believed to have taken place earlier that day” and those responsible “took

5 April 2024 0

Marcus Rashford: Man Utd striker has ‘big motivation’ says Erik ten Hag

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag with striker Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford (far left) has scored eight goals this season in all competitions for Manchester United

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has defended Marcus Rashford, saying the striker is highly motivated to help the club during the season run-in.

United led 3-2 before conceding two late stoppage-time goals.

Rashford came on just before United took the lead, but a perceived lack of pressing was highlighted on social media in

29 March 2024 0

Duncan McGuire: Blackburn Rovers still in hunt to sign striker, says Gregg Broughton

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Duncan McGuire greets an international team-mate
Blackburn representatives travelled to France to watch Duncan McGuire play for the USA Under-23 side on Monday

Blackburn are still tracking USA international Duncan McGuire after his transfer fell through in January.

The Championship club £3.5m deal for the striker collapsed after a staff member failed to submit paperwork to the English Football League.

Orlando player McGuire has begun the season well for his club, scoring three goals in seven

27 March 2024 0

Ashley Barnes: Norwich City striker banned from British racecourses

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Norwich City striker Ashley Barnes has been banned indefinitely from attending British horse racing meetings.

Barnes, 34, was placed on the British Horseracing Authority’s excluded list earlier this month.

The ban has been imposed because he did not co-operate with an ongoing BHA investigation.

Barnes joined Norwich from Burnley last summer and has scored seven goals in 33 games for the club, who are sixth in the Championship table.

In

11 March 2024 0

Tom Cannon: Leicester City striker delighted with goalscoring start to 2024

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Leicester City striker Tom Cannon speaks to BBC East Midlands Today about his goalscoring start to 2024 after overcoming an injury-hit start to life with the Foxes.

The 21-year-old had joined the East Midlands club from Everton in September despite medical checks finding he had a stress fracture in his back.

It took more than four months for Cannon to start a game for Leicester, but marked the occasion with